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CDs Are Officially Over

The public hasn't really been into music CDs for quite some time, but now it's reportedly official. 

Yes, major record labels will finally cease production of CDs next year.

This definitely doesn't feel like any big news flash, and like any lingering death, it's not surprising when it finally comes.

As SideLine reports, what's left of the major labels will abandon CDs for good by the end of 2012. 



As expected, they will shift to downloads and streaming exclusively, which is where music has been moving along anyways.

The music business is usually pretty slow to react to things, and at one point they were thinking music by subscription would save everything, so now it's obvious to everybody that the writing is clearly on the wall.

With the collapse of the huge chains stores like Tower and Virgin, Amazon will reportedly be the only (major) entity left carrying CDs, and as SideLine continues, CDs will only be made in the future for limited edition releases. 



Unsurprisingly, SideLine tried to reach EMI, Universal and Sony for comment, but all three labels declined to respond.

When CDs finally broke through in the '80's with the Beatles releases, the sound quality was indeed terrific, and we all got used to the format change from vinyl, some faster than others. 



Now CDs bring reactions of disgust from modern day music fans who grew up in the download age, and as we just reported on TG, vinyl's been making a hell of a comeback these days as well.

As underground metal label Relapse Records founder Matt Jacobson told me, "About a year ago, I thought I could see a day where it's only vinyl and digital, and it's actually happening sooner than I thought. CDs are so disposable, I have so many of them, they get in the way. The digital is great because it's convenient, and it doesn't take up twenty-five shelves of space."

http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-ent...fficially-over

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Re: CDs Are Officially Over

I never knew this

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For some reason this makes me feel....old.

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I never did get into CD's much. Even though we use them in our business all the time.

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Re: CDs Are Officially Over

I went to google.com and did some searches...

"major labels stop cd production"
"stop cd production"
or even
"end cd production"


etc, none of these searches bring up a single article to support what this post says.

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Re: CDs Are Officially Over

Here's another article. The complete end of cds so soon might be exaggerated, will have to wait for more news to back this story up.
http://www.side-line.com/news_commen...=46980_0_2_0_C

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Re: CDs Are Officially Over

the problem with that extra link, is that it is the source for the tgdaily author's article...

it wouldnt surprise me if vinyl and analogue tapes outlive cds to be fair, there are too many people who are in love with those formats.

how ever, i think cds will always be around as well, there might be a dip in the market, then people will miss having something to hold in their hands with there music, and then there will be a resurgence, sort of like vinyl.

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cds are crap.. vinyl ftw

i have records from the 50s that skip less than cds from 2001

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As long as I continue to enjoy my CD's my collection will never expire.

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Re: CDs Are Officially Over

Bullshit. That website is just trying to generate traffic.
Agree with güttsfükk ~~ this is fishy.

CDs will be around for ages expecially in poorer countries like india. They still make cassettes. in fact they are a big seller in US prisons because CDs are outlawed

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